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12-05-2003, 15:29
I won't say you can only own 5 guns, because I hope that never happens. And yes, I know this has been done before, but I like these. So, if you had a "new" friend that wanted to hunt, have capable self-defense firearms and wanted to spend less than a small fortune, what would you recomend and why? Cosider this as a "minimum collection" to hunt the lower 48 and defend one's self and loved ones.

1. .22 LR rifle. The Marlin 7000 would be my choice, but any of the autloading rifles would be okay. Plinking and small game.

2. 12 guage Shotgun. I'd go with the Remington 11-87 lightweight hunter. 23" barrel, shoots 3" mags and is gas compensated. Birds or all varieties, load with slugs or buck for home defense long gun.

3. .30-06. Remington 700 synthetic. Big game. Utterly reliable and effective for all big gmae in the lower 48 from coyotes to Moose.

4. 10mm 5" 1911. Wrestled with this one. A full sized pistol is part of any good collection. But .357 Mag, .44 mag, .45...? I feel the 10mm 1911 gives a potent enough package for medium game hunting is accurate enough and can do doulbe duty as a good home defense weapon.

5. .40 S&W sub-compact. A G27 (or a Kahr or a...) for concealled carry.

That should about cover anything you need to do with a firearm in the US.

12-05-2003, 15:56
That's a good list but mine woudl need only 2 items ( items# 2 and 4 )

12-05-2003, 16:17
For hunting, I'll take the following:

1. Ruger 10/22 It's got tons of parts and after market accessories available, and it's just plain fun to shoot!

2. Remington 700 in 30-06. MarkCo gave good reasons why, and 30-06 ammo can be found in just about every gun store in the US!

3. Remington 870. But I want a pump instead of an auto loader.

For home and civil defense, I'll take the following:

4. AK-47. You can find them in every country on the face of the earth. They are dependable, mags and ammo are dirt cheap, and spare parts are easy to find. There's a reason why this is the weapon of choice for every ten year old "freedom fighter" in Africa!!!! If I ever have to defend "Gribble Estates" the AK will be the gun I grab first! ^c ^c ^c

5. Glock 30. .45 auto, enough said!!!!

12-05-2003, 17:04
Here's mine

.22 long rifle:
CZ 452 Silhouette. Relatively light to carry in the field for rabbits and still has target shooting in mind.

Multi Purpose Shotgun:
Remington 870 Express Magnum with 26" ribbed barrel, 18.5", and 21" rifled barrel with cantilever scope mount. Good for birds, deer and BG's.

Varmint Rifle:
Tikka T3 Varmint in .223. Explodes little critters, but with lighter loads won't destroy furbearers.

Big Game Rifle:
Sako Finlight in 6.5x55 SE. I know we're supposed to keep the price down, but with only 5 rifles $1100 isn't too bad. With awesome BC, bullet selection, low recoil and history of dropping everything up to polar bears, the 6.5 gets the nod.

S&W 629 Mountain Gun. .44 magnum power for hunting, yet still carryable.


Personally 5 can't cut it. No way, no how. Maybe if you only hunt one type of game it can be done, but for multi-game hunters 5 is not enough.

I think 9 is more like it.

22 long rifle:

deer, duck shotgun and HD shotgun:

upland bird and small game shotgun: Franchi Veloce Squire 20ga O/U

heavy varmint rifle:
Same gun except in .22-250

light predator rifle:
Rem 700 BDL .17 remington

light big game rifle:

heavy big game rifle:
CZ 550 Magnum in .375 H&H

heavy hunting handgun:
S&W 629 5" heavy barrel

light carry handgun:
Any baby or mid-size glock

12-05-2003, 23:39
Well, if it's for the lower 48 my choices are:

1) Ruger 10/22 with Hogue overmolded stock, Clark barrel, custom trigger, and Leupold 2-7x Rimfire scope.

2) A good bolt-action rifle in .30-06 and a good quality medium power scope (3-9, 3.5-10, etc.) preferably stainless with a sturdy synthetic stock.

3) A Remington 870 with goodies so it can be used for hunting and changed into a combat shotgun for home defense, classes, and competition.

4) A G36 for CCW and home defense

5) Keeping the price low, a Ruger Super Redhawk in .454Casull for hunting and plinking with .45Colt loads.

This would do most everthing in general terms in the lower 48. My list for myself would be different as it would probably be all handguns except for the shotgun.


G22 Kid
12-06-2003, 00:00
Allright this is for someone who could hunt anything in all 50 states

Ruger 10/22- plinking, rabbits, squirrels cheap to shoot, cheap to own! close range varmint huntin

Remington 870 shotgun- 12 gauge, 28 inch vent rib barrel(remchoke), 18 inch HD barrel, 21-22 inch slug barrel with rifle sights
Good for ANY AND ALL BIRD HUNTING! Self defense and and can be used for almost any big game hunting.

Winchester M70 30-06- Especially for handloaders! 110 grains all the way to 220 grains! Can be used for varmints with 55grain sabot loads.
3-9 scope

Marlin 45-70 Guide Gun- Relatively inexpensive, fast handling brush gun for everything from deer to big bears in alaska! add an arperature sight

and lastly a Ruger GP100 .357 revolver. Simple, good for defense, relatively inexpensive cheap to practice with and easy to pack.

If I could ONLY have 5 guns, this would be it

DJ Niner
12-06-2003, 04:21
The "gun" is the serial numbered receiver, right? ;)

1 - Ruger 10/22, with a target trigger group and an assortment of barrels and stocks; plinking, hunting, target, it can do everything in .22 LR.

2 - Any decent 12 gauge pump gun with (again) an assortment of barrels, including a rifle sabot-slug tube with scope. Takes care of close-range birds, defense, and big game hunting.

3 - AR-15-type rifle or carbine lower, with target trigger group and (you guessed it!) a truckload of upper assemblies:
- short, medium and long barrels, free-floated and otherwise;
- scopes/red dots/iron sights out the ying-yang;
- in .223/5.56mm, several handgun calibers, and maybe a .50 Beowulf.
This takes care of all varmints (4 legged or two).

4 - Remington 700 VS or Sendero modified with quick-change barrel system; barrels and bolts in .308, and several mag/short mag calibers for max versatility. Several scopes in quick-change mounts/rings for varying uses.

5 - Glock 29 10mm with (not again!) extra barrels/slides in 9mm (I think someone makes that one) .40, .357, and a long hunting barrel in 10mm.

12-06-2003, 07:58
If your saying "Gun" is the serial number receiver it's easy.

#1 TC Contender G2, Barrels in .45 Black Powder, .17 HMR, .22 LR, .223, 30-30, and .44 mag. Some carbine and pistol barrels. This would cover all my hunting needs except for possibly long range out west shooting, and really big animals like Elk. (I'm planing on getting another one of these soon for my left handed son to use)

#2 Reminton 870 Express 12 Ga. Again multiple barrels this time a 18" for home defense, 20" rifled slug for deer hunting, and a 26 or 28" vent rib with screw in chokes for bird hunting or buckshot deer counties.

#3.Remington 700 in 30-06. Will handle anything in the lower 48 that the TC wouldn't.

#4 Glock 36 (19 would be my second choice) for CCW and home defense.

#5 Ruger Super Redhawk 7 1/2" barrel in .454 Casull. Just because.

12-06-2003, 08:38
#1 Tikka T3-30.06 Stainless/Synthetic
#2 Ruger 10/22
#3 Remington 870 12 gauge
#4 Glock 17
#5 Open to whatever he or she may want.

45/70 marlin
12-06-2003, 12:38
My choices would be

1.A Ruger m77 in 270
2.a Marlin 45/70 guide gun
3.A quality 12 guage semiauto shotgun
4.a S&W MODEL 57 41 MAG with a 4 inch barrel
5.a S&W 642 .38 SPEC.

12-06-2003, 18:50
1. Ruger 10-22
2. Ruger GP100
3. AR-15
4. Mossy 500/590
5. M1A

But that just ain't enough, There is no 9mm in there! Plus you have to have a 22lr pistol.

5 just ain't enough! you need atleast 10!

12-06-2003, 19:14

Ruger 10/22, what else can you say about it?

Ruger 22/45,

Glock 19, cheap ammo, good for new shooters too.

1911 in .45ACP, for the experienced shooters

SKS, damn cheap to run.

Ar-15, for when you need to dress up ( in black)

Any decent bolt gun for scoped hunting

Marlin 336, just always wanted one

I know I can't count, its more than 5.


12-07-2003, 01:03
for new friend into hunting ect
(sticking to original post)

1- bolt 30-06 with scope
2- Remmy 870 with bird and HD bbl
3-9 mm pistol glock sig bretta ect
4- ruger 10/22 ( or other suitable rimfire)
5- i would recomend an ar type rifle for civil protection and varmit hunting or a 38 357 mag wheel gun for the woods.

you would also have to have a 22 pistol for pot meat ect

G22 Kid
12-07-2003, 01:22
I think you could order all the guns from one make too!

Here goes again!

Ruger M77 in 30-06 with a good scope

Ruger Red Label over and under 12 gauge all weather

Ruger 10-22

Ruger P89 or P94 9mm pistol

Ruger RH in 44 mag with 5.5 inch barrel

I think this is the only gun maker you can get a gun for pretty much anything from! except for "combat shotguns"

12-07-2003, 12:26
I already own my top 5.

Ruger 10/22. No explanation needed.

Remington Wingmaster 870, 24" Hastings barrel w/ 5 choke tubes, including a rifled.

.45acp 1911. Springfield or Colt (I've got both, and like them about equally... but wouldn't mind a Kimber, Wilson, or Baer either).

Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt. Just because it was my first handgun, and I've owned it for 32 years. I can shoot it better than any other pistol I've ever owned. 32 yrs of practice with it, is likely why. :)

Remington 742/7400 18" carbine barrel in .308, synthetic stock, Williams peep-sight rear, Firesight front, with sight-through mounts and 1.5-5X20mm Nikon on top. I've got 4 rnd mags for hunting, and a bunch of 10 round mags, too. It's not a bad little "home defense" rifle either... if I must keep it to only 5 guns. Otherwise, I'd add my Maadi AK47 as #6, Armalite AR15 as #7, and G17 as #8. Heck, might as well make it an even 10... #9 is a Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70, and #10 is an AR-50 (the only one on my list I don't currently own... yet). :)

12-07-2003, 14:00
Easy. I've got the first four. They're also my only four. A few months ago I was "that guy" who needed to cover all his bases. The only reason I don't have #5 is there's no permissible hunting with high-power repeaters in Indiana.

By the way, for a guy on a budget, you only NEED 1 & 2, as they will easily cover every base. But, we're gun guys, so we look outside the box.

1. 870 Combo. Small game (shot), large game (slugs), home defense.

2. Glock 26. Ultimate concealability without compromise. Great capacity. Good for home defense, carrying, and plinking.

3. 10/22. Fun for plinking and putting food on the table. Probably the best value for a firearm. Cheap to shoot.

4. Beretta 92FS. Defensive and plinking. Cheap to shoot. Not too hard on the eyes, either.

5. Remington 700. I realize in other areas of the country this is an staple. So I'll throw it in there.

Great question, I ask myself this all the time. I'm pretty happy with where I stand.

Tommy Gun
12-07-2003, 15:58
22 lr. / Ruger 10/22.

12 ga. / Rem. 870.

30.06 / Rem. 700 bdl.

.357 mag / S&W 686.

9mm / g26.

Each has its use and all would cover any situation one would need a gun for. All calibers and guns are versatile and solid performers. Ammo is plentiful & inexpensive.

Tommy Gun
12-07-2003, 16:11
sorry about the double post

12-07-2003, 22:27
.22 Rifle Ruger 10/22 - Plenty of parts and accessories.

Bolt Rifle Remington 700 - Not sure what caliber, 30.06 or .308 although both are good.

Revolver Ruger GP100 - Indestructable, nuff said.

Concealed Carry Glock 30 - 10+1 of .45 acp, again nuff said.

Shotgun Remington 870 - See #1.

12-08-2003, 10:51
5 good guns for the average non-rich guy?

1. 12 gauge Mossberg 500 pump combo (deer barrel and bird barrel). (Bird hunting, shotgun deer hunting).
2. .30-06 Rem 700 bolt. (Deer, big-game, varmit, anything).
3. 9mm Glock 26. (Carry).
4. .22LR Marlin bolt. (Small game and target).
5. This is the tough one, all the basic "needs" have been met. A better varmit in .223? A powerful handgun in .44mag?

12-09-2003, 18:23
Almost everyone agrees on this, usually these only (one, two, three) gun or blade posts are all over the place.

1, 12 guage pump with extra barrels
2, 22 lr rifle
3, 30-06 bolt action rifle (06 is enough rifle, even for alaska)

4 and 5 are hard.
keeping with MarkCO's original criteria I would recommend a quality 9mm (G19) and a .357 mag revolver (S&W) with 4" barrel. Both offer lots of defense and practice for not a lot of money. But still starts off a newbie with lighter recoil.

stiletto raggio
12-12-2003, 13:38

Wild West Co-Pilot in .457, for all big game. Scout scope, ghost rigns, takedown. Also fires .45/70 and .410 shot shells.

Rock River LE Tasc rifle with 1 in 8" twist barrel, for varmints and defense. 1 MOA guarantee.

Benelli Super Black Eagle with multiple barrels for birds and deer in shotgun states.

HS Precision .338 Win Mag. 1 MOA guarantee, and ought to do better than that. All you need in long range, with a bunch of power to compliment the accuracy.

Glock 29, single most versatile handgun on earth. Concealed carry, open carry (with 5" barrel and G20 mags) three calibers, light weight, superior reliability.

If I could have a sixth, it would be a Redhawk Stanless in .45 Colt.

12-12-2003, 14:01
Originally posted by stiletto raggio

Wild West Co-Pilot in .457, for all big game. Scout scope, ghost rigns, takedown. Also fires .45/70 and .410 shot shells.

Rock River LE Tasc rifle with 1 in 8" twist barrel, for varmints and defense. 1 MOA guarantee.

Benelli Super Black Eagle with multiple barrels for birds and deer in shotgun states.

HS Precision .338 Win Mag. 1 MOA guarantee, and ought to do better than that. All you need in long range, with a bunch of power to compliment the accuracy.

Glock 29, single most versatile handgun on earth. Concealed carry, open carry (with 5" barrel and G20 mags) three calibers, light weight, superior reliability.

You get 5 choices and you want 2 of those to be .457 and .338? I pitty the poor squirrel that walks in your direction ;a

stiletto raggio
12-12-2003, 15:26
The shotgun is for squirrels!

Thing is, you can have very mild loads with the .45/70, or hot .457s taht will drop elephants. A good bullet in .338 has a better BC than anything except a 7mm, and a lot more variance in bullet weight (180-300).

12-12-2003, 18:41
1.Remington Nylon 66. Had one since 1966. The only .22 rifle used in Vietnam as far as I know and a superb semi-auto loader. Next choice would be a Rugger 10/22
2. Ruger .44 Mag Carbine excellent brush gun for anything.
3. Remington 12 ga. model 1100. What else needs to be said.
4. Glock 20, 10 mm don't buy any pistola that can't do the job.
5. Don't need no other stinkin gun!

12-16-2003, 19:55
Thanks for the posts folks. Actually, I am surprised by how much agreement there was.

Seems almost everyone has a .30-06, a .22 Rifle and a 12 guage pump.

DJ Niner
12-17-2003, 03:17
Hard to go wrong with those three in the closet...assuming a little bit of practice.

12-17-2003, 10:04
Tikka WT 7mm-08
Glock 20 6"
Sako 338 Mag
Remy VLS 22-250
Remy 870 12 ga

12-17-2003, 10:13
Tikka WT 7mm-08
Glock 20 6"
Sako 338 Mag
Remy VLS 22-250
Remy 870 12 ga

12-17-2003, 11:02
Two would do me...

My Rem. 12ga. express magnum, and my 44mag handgun.
But since you said "5"..

Already got these:

#1.. Rem 12ga.
#2.. very old Savage over/under, .22cal/410ga.
#3... Marlin 1895 45/70 Gov. made in 1974.
#4...Ruger Blachawk, .45LC
#5.. Ruger vaquero, 44mag.


DJ Niner
12-18-2003, 03:46
Originally posted by CanyonMan
#2.. very old Savage over/under, .22cal/410ga.

I almost said Savage .22cal/20ga. as one of my choices, but it is TOO versatile to be used in a 5 gun battery. :)
I had one of the older (but not too old, it had the hammer-mounted selector) ones with the barrels brazed together for their full length. In the days before steel shot, I killed every type of small and medium game with that gun including some darn big Canada geese. Once I used it to shoot a limit (15) of doves with less than two boxes of shells, including a run of 9 straight. With slugs it could probably take deer out to 50-75 yards (although I never did). Heckuva choice for the one-gun battery (like a pickup truck gun).

A good friend pestered me without end to sell it to him when I left Alaska, so I did. That was 10 years ago; I still miss it.

12-18-2003, 13:08
thoes are very cool guns my dad has one in 22lr/20 and my uncle has one in 22 mag/20

id like one in 223/12 as well:)

12-18-2003, 13:52
DJ Niner, & Mud,

I don't want to get off the subject of our friends post here.. but just to throw this in about the savage over/under .22/410ga. i mentioned above. I got it new, when i was 11 years old, and now i am almost 53. So for a 42 year old gun, it still shoots perfectly and stong as a crowbar. This is what i was 'forced' to learn dove shooting with! :)


12-18-2003, 16:09
.32 caliber Longrifle, flintlock, for small game.

.54 caliber Hawkens rifle, flintlock, for big game.

12ga Pedersoli double barrel, percussion shotgun.

A matched pair of the .45 caliber Colt SAA revolvers.

Cam Cooke
12-18-2003, 16:34
Mine would have to be
1) Browning BL22 22lr lever action rifle
2) Remington 700 Mountain rifle 280rem synthetic stock
3) Colt Delta Elite / Glock 20 10mm (I know thats 2 but.......)
4) 2 S/S Ruger Bisley Vaquero's for Cowboy Action shooting in 45 Colt
5) Remington 700 S/S synthetic stock 300 Remington Ultra Mag

OH NO!!! thats 5 entries already but I've only just begun...... so many more!!!!!!!! HAVE TO STOP....... NEED TO GO TO GUN CLUB NOW!!!!!

12-19-2003, 02:28
1)Remmy 308 bolt, with nice scope, will drop anything except grizzly

2)remmy 870 26", rifled barrel would be nice too, all bird, deer
and that grizzly that just needed killin'

3)bushmaster ar15 5.56mm, carbine, varmit and home/homeland defense

4)glock 23, concealed and home defense

5)ruger mkIV, .22lr govt model, plinkin' and varmit, quiet dispatch

The only thing really missing from above would be a flintlock rifle, like .54 cal and a .50 BMG, like a barret. Just in case you come across a grizzly with an armored car.

12-25-2003, 02:54
Let's see, for anything I'll need in the lower 48, and all in .35 caliber:

16" Lever in .357 Magnum,
20" Lever in .356 Winchester,
a MKIII Hi Power,
3 1/2" Smith .357 N frame (Registered),
Smith J frame in .357.

Anything that walks/ runs/ slithers can be handled with this combo.
Good receiver sights on the Levers, Trijicons & lots of 13/20 round mags for the Hi Power, Safariland Comp I's for the revolvers, action jobs on all pistols, beadblast the stainless J frame, and lots of ammo & reloading supplies.

Oh yeah, this is the Glock forum... OK, replace the Hi Power with a G32, and full capacity mags. Still all 35 caliber. ;c

12-25-2003, 03:33
Here's my choices

1. .22 Rifle, most likely a Ruger 10/22 though I think any decent .22 would do.

2. Remington 870 12 Ga. Shotgun

3. 30.06 preference being a Remington 700

4. Glock 17

5. Winchester 30-30

I've owned all of these at some point in my life accept for the Winchester in # 5. I've always wanted a lever-action 'western' gun and to me it is a very versatile weapon.

12-27-2003, 18:59
Hmmm, glad this is not for real! Hope none of my babies feel left out!

Steyr Scout Jeff Cooper .308

Browning 12 guage over/ under

Walther P99 9mm

Colt .45

Savage ML 10 .50 cal (Black Powder)